2016 Dodge Journey Expert Review
Pros/cons of Dodge Journey.
The Journey is the best price for a 7 seater. Although space is limited especially when you try to fit tall men in it. Several electronic features a plus. Map outdated quickly. Hidden compartments and coolers a plus in this make/model. Doors have slots that go deep and items get down in them which is hard to retrieve. Steering wheel has audio controls which makes it safer driving. The back has additional storage compartment which is great when car is full of people. I found it only offers a 1 year battery for this make and model and the battery is behind the driver's front tire which is not convenient for a simple fix. My Dodge has had 2 recalls in 2 years of having it. Parts for the vehicle can only be bought through dealer not AutoZone, discount auto type places. Making appointments for service has been difficult. After making an appointment you still wait. I replaced 2 air filters and then had the oil changed. They marked air filters as needed replacing.
Three rows! Still room for two carseats and those teenagers!! Haha perfect car for someone who's not ready to get the "soccer mom' minivan but needs more room than a car and gas mileage isn't bad
I like my journal over all but I just think I got a bad one off the lot! I have already put money into it the first year I bought it being brand-new with no help from dealership,which found every way to go around it! I have a family of seven and have been a minivan mom for years so that was my main fear! We don't have all the room we did but we still have room to be comfortable and I do live the buckets in the floors!I like how I can move the seats forward and back and easy to lay down and pick back up! That is something I am doing all the time with two carseats!! I don't like how my doors can open if I'm driving unless in safety mode which again I am thinking is a lemon thing bc everyone else I know who has a journey can not do that? Overall good car I just think I got a bad one off the lot and went through a bad company not trying to fix anything
It does not get the advertised fuel economy.
This car is on several list as one of the ten worst cars made in America. It has poor driver visibility, poor legroom, the resale value drops like a brick in a vacuum, it does not get promised fuel economy. If you are not a tall person you cannot safely see the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. The engine/transmission combination is known for having problems. I will never buy another Dodge product in my life, and I will never buy another new vehicle again. The cost of new cars is to high for the quality delivered. New vehicles don't come with spare tires or jacks, just low tire warning systems. You must have a way to re-inflate a low tire or ruin it driving. I have been told (not verified) that these run-flat tires cost $300. 00 to replace. New cars simply are not worth the cost or headache involved in my opinion.